Le Sémaphore de la Gafette by Pierrick Augereau #art #architecture #koozarch
What prompted the project?
When you visit the project area for the first time, there is a kind of “violence” that marks you. Intense pollution, the city is fragmented by the highway and pipelines, its centre is deserted; and all these singular situations that shock: children bathing in front of oil factories, people fishing at the foot of supertankers, …
And at the same time, there is a beauty that amazes you. The landscape may seem brutal, there is a kind of force that we feel in people, in nature, a kind of reaction that I wanted to capture.
That’s what motivated all my intentions. How to act for these people and for this territory who are suffering but who want to react? How can an architectural intervention may be a way to give value to this place?